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April 21, 2015

Homework Help: English: Literary Terms

Recent Homework Questions About Literary Terms

English
I am doing my summer reading for 9th grade reading assignment & need to write about 10 passages from a variety of literary terms. Could you explain some of these terms?
Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:54pm

English
What is the literary term for words with the same ending sounds (i.e. pathless, seamless, peerless)? I'm having a total brain fart. Thank you in advance :)
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11:45pm

Instructions
What does it mean to explain the passage's significance and literary device?
Monday, August 26, 2013 at 6:16pm

Literature
What was a tense or exciting moment in A Raidin in the Sun and Antigone? What literary device was used?
Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 10:02pm

children's literature
which of the following statements about literary is true
Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 1:51pm

English
1. In Gore Vidal’s article titled “Drugs,” the word “exhortation” means: A. language intended to incite and encourage. B. deportation. C. depression. D. a sad facial expression. is it A 2. The purpose of a causal analysis essay is to: A. apply ...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 3:04pm

eng225
If a film depicts the bungling efforts of army officers and soldiers in order to demonstrate the absurdity of military behavior and values, it is employing what literary technique?
Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 7:58pm

English
Explain why the literary work captured your interest, using term and concepts form the text to support your explanation.
Monday, June 10, 2013 at 12:03am

English IV
Score: "I always lie" is an example of which of these literary devices? A)paradigm B)paradox C)metaphor D)personification E)none of these
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:22am

Literary terms
PLEASE HELP!!!!!! Please give examples for the following: 1. Satire 2. Parody 3. Pathos 4. Bathos 5. Rhetoric 6. Logos 7. Ethos
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:19pm

Literary Terms
Please give examples for the following: 1. Satire 2. Parody 3. Pathos 4. Bathos 5. Rhetoric 6. Logos 7. Ethos
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 12:38am

enlish literture
narnia the lion the the witch and the wabode two literary devives were used in chapter 10 repetition and smiple identify the line that features these device
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:27pm

Literary terms
What is the literary term when something serious is happening and there is humor?
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:34pm

Language Arts
Directions: Read the poem and answer the questions that follow. Fossil Flitting, flickering, flashing black, white, and a note of red passes beneath trees that were already old at the end of the Civil War. The lovely departed species announces its fearless refusal to cease to ...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:51pm

Literature
I'm doing a literary analysis of Mark Twain's "The Private History of a Campaign that Failed" and I'm having a hard time coming up with a good these statement... Any suggestions?
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 11:20am

English
help please has to be turned in today dont really understand it. Chief Joseph Surrenders Compare Chief Joseph's speech with the "Gettysburg Address". Discuss the similarities and differences between them. (Consider the feelings of the speaker, as well as literary...
Monday, March 4, 2013 at 12:16pm

English
I am doing a literary research paper on Romeo and Juliet. I dont know a topic. Any suggestions???
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:43am

English 12
I am doing a literary research paper on chaucers canterbury tales. I need help in writing my thesis for this paper also i can not figure out a topic.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1:40pm

english
I need help on doing a literary research paper.
Monday, February 18, 2013 at 12:18pm

english
I have to do a literary research paper. I would like to do it on the story on Cinderella or Snow White and the 7 dwarfs. Is that possible? Can you help?
Monday, February 18, 2013 at 10:48am

literary
Protagonit
Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 11:25am

LAC Help Question
1. Write a four paragraph literary essay in response to the following question. Be sure to include a thesis statement in your introduction, provide textual evidence in the body paragraphs, and end the essay with a strong conclusion. You may use your books and other notes you ...
Friday, January 25, 2013 at 7:52pm

Engish Literature
Chapter Seven explores the role of symbols in conveying literary themes. Themes are abundant in literaryworks (though they are at some times more obvious than at others). Select one short story from the reading assignments (from either Week One or Week Two) to examine more ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 1:08pm

English
Literary Analysis: Character and Characterization Read the selection. Then, answer the questions that follow. People who don’t know Harry tend to underestimate him. They cast a skeptical eye on his typical outfit: ragged jeans and shirts that bear evidence of his most ...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:26pm

English Please Help
from "When Greek Meets Greek" 1. What can you conclude from the wording of the following text? “One morning Ramkilawansingh (after this, we calling this man Ram) was making a study of the noticeboards along Westbourne Grove what does advertise rooms to let.”...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 12:12am

literary
What does my teacher mean by this? So I'm writing an essay on the great gatsby and I told my teacher about it via emai. (I'm doing online school) and this is what he told me... Also, make sure you develop the theme more than merely "mortality." I always tell ...
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 11:53am

English - Poetry
2. The capital words in the following excerpt are an example of which literary element? "And both that morning equally LAY IN LEAVES no step had trodden black." a. rhyme b. rhythm c. alliteration d. simile 3. The following excerpt is an example of which literary ...
Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:58am

literary
Walt Whitman's writing style can best be described as
Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:43pm

general
Literary themes understood by all people regardless of their background or the time they live in are a. universal b. shill-based c. motivational d. literature-based I think "d" bt not sure 100%
Monday, November 26, 2012 at 10:18pm

English Help Please
What literary devices do you see in this monologue? For example is there figurative language or symbolism? How do these literary devices contribute to a deeper meaning of this monologue? what specifically do they tell you about the character speaking or about the subject ...
Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 5:35pm

writing
Can you proofread my writing? Real Men Truly Change What is forgiveness? Forgiveness is when you allow someone to be forgiven for doing something wrong to you or someone else. On February 21, 1988 at the Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge, La, a speech made by Jimmy Swaggart...
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 1:41pm

english
i am writing a literary research paper on the book robinson crusoe. my thesis is In "Robinson Crusoe" Daniel Defoe uses the protagonist to show the sporadic but guiding relationship between God and man. I am having trouble coming up with a title. So far I have "...
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:56am

analyzing poems
Spatial depths of being survive The birth to death recurrences Of feet dancing on earth of sand; Vibrations of the dance survive The sand; the sand, elect, survives The dancer. He can find no source Of magic adequate to bind The sand upon his feet, his feet Upon his dance, his...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 8:15pm

English
2. The speaker in the poem, “Mother To Son,” says the following: “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.” This is an example of which literary element? (1 point) rhyme* simile metaphor alliteration i say a could sombody check and see if this is right
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:42am

english
The strategies we use when reading informational texts are ________as/from when we read literary texts.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:19am

Lang Arts
1. How would you describe a deferred vacation? a. One that was booked several months ago. b. One that was delayed until a later time. c. One that was planned out many months ahead of time. 2. The speaker in the poem, “Mother To Son,” says the following: “Life ...
Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 2:54pm

literary
Which is the least common way for modern writers to convey their themes? a. through explicit statement b. through development of a central conflict c. through the values and motivations of the characters d. through the thoughts of the characters
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:30am

english
Literary Analysis: Character and Characterization Read the selection. Then, answer the questions that follow. People who don’t know Harry tend to underestimate him. They cast a skeptical eye on his typical outfit: ragged jeans and shirts that bear evidence of his most ...
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 3:07pm

english
Literary Analysis: Character and Characterization Read the selection. Then, answer the questions that follow.People who don’t know Harry tend to underestimate him. They cast a skeptical eye on his typical outfit: ragged jeans and shirts that bear evidence of his most ...
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 3:06pm

literature
Reflecting on this week’s literary readings, as well as your own reading experiences, identify at least one major similarity and one major difference between the forms of the short story and the poem. How do the differences between these literary forms affect how you read...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 11:29am

English
In "The Canterbury Tales" Chaucer uses the pilgrimage primarily as a device to ___________. A.emphasize the characters' religious aspirations B.frame the stories told by individual characters C.describe the rigors of medieval life D.create a vivid and realistic ...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 5:38pm

Reading
O, sweep of stars over Harlem Streets O, little breath of oblivion that is night 1) what literary device is used in line 2? Metaphor or onomatopoeia? 2) "little breath of oblivion" refers to what quality of night? Bleakness or silence?
Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 11:51am

english
Which literary movement consists of honest and open descriptions the setting and characters? I say B. A. American Modernism B. American Realism C. American Romanticism D. American Transcendentalism
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 2:45pm

literary
what does the three column house icon mean in language arts
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:12am

10th Grade Literary Essay
What does F. Scott Fitzgerald suggest about the state of the American Dream, the people who pursue it, and the impact of that pursuit through his depiction of Jay Gatsby and the people in Gatsby’s life? Include specific examples, quotations, and supporting details from ...
Friday, September 28, 2012 at 1:17pm

English
I am having difficulties identifying the literary term in this sentence. What is the literary term in "John told me about when he fell off his bike and broke his arm last year?" Thanks
Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 11:43pm

SUBJECT
Which of the following statements about literary movements is NOT true? A A literary movement is a period that shares a particular set of ideas, concerns, or characteristics. B Ideas, concerns, or characteristics may be shared by literary movements. C Literary movements may ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10:34pm

Literary Analysis and Composition I
1. What roles do the adults or older figures play in the lives of the various narrators? Select a figure from each of the four memoirs and write one sentence answering the question for each memoir. Answer: 1. Barrio Boy- 2. A Cub Pilot- 3. No Gumption- 4. The Caged Bird Sings...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 9:29am

history
1-Which of the following statements about literary movements is NOT true? (1 point) A A literary movement is a period that shares a particular set of ideas, concerns, or characteristics. B Ideas, concerns, or characteristics may be shared by literary movements. C Literary ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 8:09am

Literary
EDSeek sections most helpful in providing keywords to your topic ?
Monday, September 17, 2012 at 4:50pm

literary
I need an example of connotation from the Star Wars series in the form of a quote.
Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 11:44am

English
Literary Analysis Assignment I have to defend the villain in a fairy tale by persuading ymy audience that he or she was set up. I have to convince the audience that the villain has been misrepresented and his/her motives were misunderstood. The body of the essay must support ...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 10:05pm

language
what is the literary device used in the statement? former indonesian president suharto was sometimes referred to as a puppet master.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 8:29pm

English
is there any literary technique or device in: So Margaret gained the acknowledgement of her right to follow her own ideas of duty.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 9:04pm

English
What literature do you consider to be part of the United States' current literary canon? Why?
Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 6:57pm

english
Which of the following statements about literary movements is NOT true? A. A literary movement is a period that shares a particular set of ideas, concerns, or characteristics. B. Ideas, concerns, or characteristics may be shared by literary movements. C. Literary movements may...
Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 3:50pm

Literature
How is the more direct performative aspect of drama and/or poetry reflected in these forms? (Consider for example, each genre’s uses of literary structure, language, technique, and style.) How do these literary elements affect your reading experience? In your post, ...
Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10:16am

English 125 introduction literature
summarize the major similarities and differences between the forms of drama, poetry, and the short story. Demonstrate your ideas with textual examples from the course readings. In your response, include at least one example of each literary form. If you wish, you may also ...
Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8:20am

Literature
1. Which one of the following short stories takes a series of completely ordinary events and develops them into a character study? A. "Young Goodman Brown" B. "Paul's Case" C. "A Private History of a Campaign That Failed" [D.] "A Pair of ...
Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 7:52am

English help
Question 1 Marks: 1 A common theme that runs through all the sections of Song of Myself is Whitman's own — Choose one answer. a. belief in his power as a poet b. love of solitude c. inability to trust people d. failure to change the world Question 2 Marks: 1 Free ...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 3:25pm

english
Redarding the difference between fiction and nonfiction, which statement is most accurate A.writers of non fiction have no need to express passionate opinion B.nonfiction writers are more often free to move about in time and space C.nonfiction writers are free to emblish the ...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 3:06pm

literary
a connecticut yankee is episodic true or false
Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 5:18pm

literary
IN THE 19TH CENTURY HANK MORGAN IS A MIDDLE CLASS a newspaper b cowboy c enginner
Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 5:15pm

English
what literary device helps you develope a religous theme in a poem
Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:18pm

English/ Literature
What does "wild card" mean? Choose any literary device?
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 3:08pm

Lord of the flies
What are some hyperboles in this novel? What does the title mean?Wat is the theme? And worst of all what do I do for a "Wild card" *( any literary device?
Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:38pm

statistics
The proportion of adults in the US with basic literary skills is 43%. If a hypothesis test is performed on this, how should you (in terms of the claim) interpret a decision that rejects the null hypothesis?
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 12:26pm

English
1. What does Quindlen call feeding babies, walking dogs, and doing household jobs? A. difficult chores B. simple daily routines C. well-paid occupations D. enjoyable pastimes 2.What group of people does Quindlen decide are “correct” in their views? A. the optimists B...
Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 5:01pm

English 7
foreshadow definition??? (literary term)
Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 10:09pm

Art
Ms. Sue, could you please check this part,too? Thank you 1) He explained why he wrote Gomorrah; he did it for the new generations, seeing kids who dream to be a killer, who see in crime the only way of achievement. Boys and girls without hope. He saw his land without a future...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 8:34am

English 125 Introduction to literature
What does the term literature mean to you? What makes something literary in your own mind? If literature means different things to different people, who defines what is and what is not literature? 2.What kind of reading engages/interests you? What about that writing draws you ...
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 10:06am

English
Please check. 1. A book published by Harcourt Press, Inc. It was published in 2001. Harcourt Press is located in the city of New York. The title of the book is Medieval Pageant, and the author is John R. Reinhard. Reinhard, John R. Medieval Pageant. New York City: Harcourt, ...
Friday, June 1, 2012 at 2:08pm

English - 12th grade
Can anyone help me find a short story that parallels my life? I have project where i need to find a short story that is parallel to my life. The short story needs to be British, Scottish, Welsh or Irish. I've looked through countless of short stories but i couldn't ...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:10am

English
What are the literary elements of this poem and what does it mean? Foundations Leopold Staff I built on the sand And it tumbled down, I built on a rock And it tumbled down. Now when I build, I shall begin With the smoke from the chimney.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 3:45pm

Spanish
2. Working on the school newspaper and literary magazine are popular extracurricular activities amoung Guatemalan teenagers. -False? 3. The currency of many Spanish-speaking countries contains the images of literary characters, political leaders, and animals from that region...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 8:18pm

English
To find the main idea of an informational text, look for A. who wrote the article and what company/universit they are from. B. Why the text was written C. What the author talks a lot about throughout the text D. None of these Which of the folllowing is not one of the three ...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 6:43pm

English
A theme is best described as? A. A moral lesson presented in a work of literature B. The central idea or insight about life revealed in a literary work C. The subject of a work of literature D. A series of related events in a literary work I picked B but it siad it was wrong
Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 5:26pm

english
choose two literary devices such as foreshadowing in sense ans sensibility
Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 3:09pm

College Majors?
I am a senior rapidly approaching the end of my high school education. Of course college is on my rader. I plan to go to double-major in journalism and art. I want to get my bachelor's degree in journalism so I can become an editor. I can work this job from home while ...
Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 8:39pm

language arts
i need help depicting a poem using literary terms. The poem is Dear Sister and goes: Do not believe what all you read in the papers, Leona, about the strikers being reds. It is true, the Communist Party of New York sent down a truckload of potatoes. You will find them rotted ...
Friday, April 20, 2012 at 5:28pm

English
I left out the following statements. Thank you very much. 1) All of his works are characterized by his polemical genius, expressed in various literary genres. 2) The first pamphlet to bring Swift fame was the Battle of the Books, where he imagines a battle between the books of...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 5:17pm

Literature
When you finish Antigone , you’ll write an essay analyzing the causes and/or effects of an issue, situation, or event in your journal. Your textbook explains the assignment this way: “…you’ll help readers understand an event or situation by explaining Why ...
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 5:21pm

writing
Can someone help me describe the peruasive appeal of Dr. Kings "I Have a Dream" speech, and refering persuasive devices and literary elements in the answer
Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 7:05pm

World History
4. A major problem in relations between Israel and the Arab states was the a. resettlement of Palestinian refugees b. failure to develop trade agreements c. status of Jerusalem as an open city d. level of influence Great Britain still exercised C 6. The writers of the Beat ...
Monday, April 2, 2012 at 5:10pm

English
I have starr test in the morning can somebody please explain what the difference between literary and expository writing
Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 9:04pm

English
show your understanding of literary and non-literary prose by citing examples and discussing them. 450 words
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 4:38am

English
Could you please check these sentences? Thank you very much, Writeacher. 1) Your paragraphs show a good knowledge of the literary contents. As to the grammar, you are still unsure in the use of tenses and prepositions. 2) As to cohesion, you failed to write an introduction or ...
Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 10:52am

english 11
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP .....I THINK ANSWERS ARE A, C, D, B, A, A PLEASE CHECK MY WORK AND PLACE RIGHT ANSWER? 1. Which of the following statements about literary movements is NOT true? (1 point)A literary movement is a period that shares a particular set of ideas, concerns, ...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:13pm

English
What was Longfellow's literary zeal??
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:03pm

ENG 365 Issues in Literature
I have a summary paper to do that is suppose to be 8-10 pages. The problem that I am having is where to get started. This is what the teacher want us to do. Relate your life in work, social responsibility, and/or individual responsibility to a literary work. What themes do you...
Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:23pm

Business And Technical Writing-Proposals and Speci
These are the ones I'm not 100% sure about Ive looked it up in the book and I just not sure please help me. 1.One advantage of topic outlines is that they provide A. topic sentences for your paragraphs. B. new ideas for your outline. C. internal headings for your document...
Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6:57am

English
Writeacher, here is the other question I'd like them to answer. 1) Go over George Orwell's life focusing your attention on those episodes which strengthened his indifference to accepted values and strong-mindedness. (I don’t want students to repeat Orwell’s ...
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 6:59am

Literary Composistion
For this essay choose one of the stories from Units 1-7 of your literature lessons. Imagine that you are the author of the story and using first person point of view introduce yourself, your story, and state the theme of your story. Then explain how you (as the author) ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:56am

English-please help!
It must be nice," she said. "It must be very nice. I wish women could do such things." "It ain't the right kind of a life for a woman. Her upper lip raised a little, showing her teeth. "How do you know? How can you tell?" she said. "I don...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:00am

English
It must be nice," she said. "It must be very nice. I wish women could do such things." "It ain't the right kind of a life for a woman. Her upper lip raised a little, showing her teeth. "How do you know? How can you tell?" she said. "I don...
Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:37pm

Short Stories
1.In "Paul's Case," why does Paul go to work early? A. He didn't want to get caught skipping school. B. He liked looking at the pictures in the art gallery. C. He wanted to wrestle with the other boys. D. He didn't want to lose his job. (B) ? 2. Which one...
Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 7:09pm

english
1.In "Paul's Case," why does Paul go to work early? A. He didn't want to get caught skipping school. B. He liked looking at the pictures in the art gallery. C. He wanted to wrestle with the other boys. D. He didn't want to lose his job. 2. Which one of ...
Friday, February 17, 2012 at 5:02pm

AP English Literature
Can someone please help me? In Jane Eyre in chapter 1 with the quote, "every nerve I had feared him; and every morsel of flesh on my bones shrank when he came near," all the literary devices illustrate all of the following EXCEPT A) parallelism, B) hyperbole C) ...
Monday, February 13, 2012 at 8:10pm

AP English Literature
"every nerve I had feared him; and every morsel of flesh on my bones shrank when he came near," uses all of the literary devices EXCEPT A) parallelism, B) hyperbole, C) paradox, D) personification, E) synecdoche
Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:27pm

english
i want to ask what be thematic statement? it say write 2 or 3 sentences that summarize the theme of the story. It should be the central idea of the story that reflects human nature. literary essay format for theme: Paragraph 1 : Thematic statment. write 2 to 3 sentences that ...
Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10:59pm

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